Hypersthene stone meaning and metaphysical properties

Hypersthene stone meaning metaphysical properties.

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Hypersthene prperties

A common rock-forming inosilicate mineral belonging to the group of orthorhombic pyroxenes. Its chemical formula is (Mg,Fe)SiO3. It is found in igneous and some metamorphic rocks as well as in stony and iron meteorites.

Many references have formally abandoned this term, preferring to categorise this mineral as enstatite or ferrosilite. It forms a solid solution series with the minerals enstatite and ferrosilite, being a mid-way member between the two. Pure enstatite contains no iron, while pure ferrosillite contains no magnesium.

Hypersthene is the name given to the mineral when a significant amount of both elements are present. Distinctly developed crystals are rare, the mineral being usually found as foliated masses embedded in the igneous rocks norite and hypersthene-andesite, of which it forms an essential constituent.


Color is often gray, brown, or green, and the luster is usually vitreous to pearly. The pleochroism is strong, the hardness is 5–6, and the specific gravity is 3.4–3.9.

On certain surfaces it displays a brilliant copper-red metallic sheen, or schiller, which has the same origin as the bronzy sheen of bronzite, but is even more pronounced. Like bronzite, it is sometimes cut and polished as a gemstone.

Sample from Madagascar


The name comes from the Greek and means over strength, and is an allusion to its being harder than the amphibole mineral hornblende, a mineral with which it is often confused.

Hypersthene metaphysical properties

The following section is pseudo scientific and based on cultural beliefs.

The crystal calms, soothes, grounds and has a gentle quietening effect. It is especially helpful for an overactive mind, shielding us from external hectic-ness in a soft, protective bubble.

The gemstone encourages a more organized manner energetically as well as in thought, so we can find solutions to problems and helpful ways of moving forward.

By calming, grounding and protecting the carrier it is an excellent aid for deep meditation and profound inner reflection. It is said that it can take you on journeys into other dimensions and alternate planes of consciousness.

Hypersthene under microscope

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